Spring Joint Box Electronics Enclosure

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Jeremy Richards

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Jeremy Richards
Auckland, New Zealand

General Information

Here is a spring joint box that I made to be an enclosure for the X-Carve electronics. There are two files to cut. The first is a file that cuts most of the slots, and the second is a file that cuts out the pieces.

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1

Preparation

Please read the instructions and familiarize yourself with the attached files and the 2 Easel files and also the referenced Spring Joint Box link below:

http://www.popularwoodworking.com/projects/cnc-spring-joint-box

This box is designed with a .125" bit in mind and a sheet of quarter inch MDF measuring 24" by 24" by .238" thick. Take some time to clamp this sheet down tightly and square to the X/Y axis.

2

Cut the slots

Click the “Open in Easel” button above to open the first file for cutting. Step through the process of carving the material.

3

Cut out the pieces

Open the following link to the cut through file in Easel and step through the process of carving the material.

http://easel.inventables.com/projects/HPLSIniJf3MzcMrEkxilLA

4

Assembly

This step should be self explanatory, but just in case you need some extra guidance, follow this link to the instructions over at Popular Woodworking

http://www.popularwoodworking.com/projects/cnc-spring-joint-box

Paul Kaplan
Why are the cut out parts in a different file from the slots?
Paul Kaplan
Jeremy Richards
Ah, because I wanted to control the order that they were cut in. They also overlap in some places and it worked best when doing them separately.
Jeremy Richards
Christopher McCoy
Great project. I'm looking forward to making this when my X-Carve gets delivered next month.
Christopher McCoy
Jeremy Richards
Thanks Christopher! Hope you like it. If you make this take some pics and post them as a remake.
Jeremy Richards
Jeffrey Zinger
What type of wood did you use for the project the web links go to? I like the wood over the MDF cause I can stain the box after its all done
Jeffrey Zinger
Jeremy Richards
Hi Jeffrey, I just cut mine with MDF. I would probably cut it out of a good plywood the next time. I'm not sure that Randy used in the links but maybe it is maple?
Jeremy Richards
Dark Diamond
I'm looking forward to making one soon! Thanks!!
Dark Diamond
Daniel Potthast
Cut this last night. I like the design! I agree mdf may not be the best material, it might come together nice after I glue everything. I used 1/4" mdf and should have used a 1/4" bit or modified the design so it slides together better. Thanks for the project!
Daniel Potthast
Jeremy Richards
Thanks Daniel! I eventually want to make one of these from hard wood and see how it goes. Post a remake if you get a chance so I can see some pics of your completed project. :) Hope it serves you well.
Jeremy Richards